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Jan 2, 2011 05:45 PM

Iranian/Turkish Pistachios

I'm looking for names of markets and their ADDRESS who sell Iranian Pistachios.
Thanks for any help.

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  1. info on Turkish pistachios here:

    you won't find Iranian pistachios in the US unless they've been imported illegally. there's a ban on them as part of a trade sanction against Iran that went into effect a few months ago.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Thanks for your reply. See my post dated 12/19/10 in your above link. I'm hopping for some names of markets and addresses.

      1. re: Seasane

        in that other thread, badseed said that Super King on San Fernando Road has them, and the address appears in the "places" link on the right side of the page.

        as for the other markets, you just have to be a bit resourceful and search out the info:

        Super King Market
        2716 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

      2. re: goodhealthgourmet

        I'm too tired to google for the details at the moment, but unless it was re-imposed, that ban was partially lifted a few years ago for a few commodities - mostly foodstuffs, I think. As an example, Iranian saffron and pistachios have been available - quite publicly albeit not widely - in the NYC area for a couple of years now.

        [Edit: Nevermind. Apparently I'm too tired to have read the first sentence in goodhealthgourmet's post, too. I did see Iranian pistachios over Christmas, but there's presumably a backlog among distributors if the re-imposed ban is only a couple of months old.]

        1. re: MikeG

          but there's presumably a backlog among distributors if the re-imposed ban is only a couple of months old.

        2. re: goodhealthgourmet

          they are imported legally. THey are imported through Canada. They are then marked as Canadian product. Countries can import raw materials, then process them and label them as product of that country. They will have been salted and perhaps roasted/toasted in canada.
          Many markets sell them. Most of the armenian nut places in Glendale have both Turkish and Iranian pistachios.
          Check Jordan market on Westwood Blvd. Yes, I know you asked for the address. But perhaps I'm too lazy to google. If we're both too lazy, then what a sad sad story.

          enjoy them.
          (also found ginseng for sale in a box labelled DPRK - granted the dprk was in HanGul as was the whole package. luckily the words for DPRK in Korean are pretty close to mandarin so i could read it. you know, in town, one can buy illegal substacnes, cocaine for example. cuban cigars are available if you believe the seller...)

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          1. Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm not very good with computers. Next time I have a question I will Google the topic first.

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            1. re: Seasane

              please don't be insulted. i thought this was cute...
              just click on the link.


              1. re: Jerome

                The link was "COOL". I was not insulted but just coping to my limitings. Thanks again.